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#1959945 - 01/19/10 09:37 AM 2003 crown vic not starting
2003p71vic Offline
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hello i recently purchased a 2003 p71 crown vic and it does not start i turn the key and it makes like a light clicking sound all the acessorys work just the car wont start i was thinking it might be a starter solenid but i cant locate it any suggestions

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#1959947 - 01/19/10 09:42 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
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It might be a dead battery. Mine did the same thing and it turned out to be a dead battery.
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#1959952 - 01/19/10 10:01 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: Chase3203]
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the battery is in good shape the guy i bought the car from said he jumped the starter and the car started


Edited by 2003p71vic (01/19/10 10:14 AM)
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#1959962 - 01/19/10 10:28 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
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check fuses/relays first.
check battery connections too.
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#1959965 - 01/19/10 10:31 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 99_03PantherS]
2003p71vic Offline
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where is the starter solenoid located for the 03 vic
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#1959968 - 01/19/10 10:36 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
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A starter pulls more from the battery than the accessories. If he "jumped the starter" he bypassed the battery & went directly to the terminals on the starter, which is on the motor under the passenger side of the motor. I bought my wife a 03 PT Cruiser with 35k on it & the first cold (0 degree) morning it wouldn't start. Radio played, lights worked but just as you described a "clicking sound" was all she got. Jumped it, ran fine but next AM nothing.
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#1960090 - 01/19/10 01:57 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: flyboy]
2003p71vic Offline
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just put in a brand new battery in and still nada
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#1960126 - 01/19/10 03:04 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
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#1960168 - 01/19/10 04:08 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: gord_bolton]
124neta Offline
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if you think its the starter, give it a few bangs with a hammer.

a temporary fix to start it, but if it works then you know what to replace
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#1960222 - 01/19/10 05:29 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 124neta]
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Check the battery cables, they often get crimped or dry rotted.
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#1960396 - 01/19/10 09:34 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: D-Fenz]
2003p71vic Offline
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some one mentioned to me that it could be the neutral safety switch could that be the cause
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#1960476 - 01/19/10 11:32 PM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
guumer Offline
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Registered: 08/14/08
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Loc: Montreal, Canada,
if it was the neutral safety switch i don't think i would click. to me it sounds like the starter/solenoid or the starter is not getting the power it needs.

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#1960509 - 01/20/10 02:59 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: guumer]
2003p71vic Offline
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Loc: queens, ny
can some one tell me where the starter solenold is located on these cars
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#1960510 - 01/20/10 03:04 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: 2003p71vic]
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#1960511 - 01/20/10 03:08 AM Re: 2003 crown vic not starting [Re: gord_bolton]
2003p71vic Offline
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i meant the starter relay
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